One of the things I absolutely love about playing the violin is playing orchestral music. I love the variety of repertoire that it brings – from Bach Cantatas to Tchaikovsky … Continue reading Orchestral Violin Challenge: My goals for the next two years
Time for our third video in the #AMerryViolinChristmas compilation – a collection of Christmas Carols arranged for beginner violin and Piano. If you haven’t yet, make sure you grab your … Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Away in a Manger
Time for our second video in the #AMerryViolinChristmas compilation – a collection of Christmas Carols arranged for beginner violin and Piano. If you haven’t yet, make sure you grab your … Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Silent Night
It’s Christmas time! Time for Christmas Carols!The problem is that many Christmas Carols are written in keys that aren’t friendly for the violin, especially for the beginner violinist, who initially … Continue reading #AMerryViolinChristmas – Joy to the World
I’m teaching myself Joachim’s Cadenza to Mozart’s Violin Concerto Number 4 in D Major, by practicing it every day and uploading my progress to TikTok. This is my weekly log … Continue reading Learning the Joachim Cadenza
In March 2020, my Dad and I drove from Victoria to WA, and along the way, we played the world’s longest golf course – the Nullabor Links, spanning over 1400kms … Continue reading Two Hackers play the World’s Longest Golf Course
In March, my family moved from a little country Victorian town called Rochester , and headed home to Perth. As part of the move, I drove the 3,333km with my … Continue reading Driving across the Nullabor
So while I was browsing for some new sounds to play around with, I noticed that Spitfire Audio was holding a competition – score a scene from the new season … Continue reading Westworld scoring competition
Me! – by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie – performed by two violins, piano, acoustic guitar, cajon, and tamborine. All instruments performed by Ben Clapton. ME! was written by Taylor … Continue reading Me! – Taylor Swift cover
I saw this song being sung by an Irish lass at the end of a wedding, and I thought to myself “I have to learn that song.” Watch to the … Continue reading Rattlin’ Bog
A violin cover of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s awesome new track, I don’t care. Featuring me on violin, me on Acoustic Guitar, and on cajon… me!
I did some busking at the Echuca Farmer’s Market, and recorded parts of my performance. This is The Fray’s You Found Me, which I find to be a real raw and honest conversation that you might have with God if you just came across God on the street one day.